VacationsAdelanto, California near Victorville features many outdoor activities and sports throughout the year. The city hosts special events such as festivals, races and derbies. The weather is often sunny when the beach cities aren't quite so lucky. Those who visit Adelanto often go there to enjoy the climate and things to do.
Adelanto was founded in 1915 by the Hotpoint Electric Iron inventor, E. H. Richardson. He sold his patent and purchased land for $75,000, hoping to develop one of the first master planned communities in Southern California. The iron rail via Union Pacific, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe, AMTRAK and the Southern Pacific Railroads serve the area. The nearest airports include Ontario International Airport 47 miles away and Los Angeles International Airport 80 miles west.
Adelanto is located in the High Desert area of San Bernardino County, halfway
between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Adelanto has a population of approximately
28,000 in San Bernardino County, as part of the
Riverside-San Bernardino metro area. Adelanto is fifteen minutes
from The Mall of Victor Valley with over 100 stores at 1-15 and Bear
Valley Road. Also 30 minutes north on Interstate 15, the Factory Merchants Mall of Barstow offers over 50 outlets.
Adelanto in the Victor Valley got its name from the Spanish word
meaning progress. With weather ranging from winter snow to warm summers, Adelanto's location in the high desert elevation of 3000 feet and a measly 5.5 inches of rain annually make this the mecca of outdoor sports activities. Year round recreational activities include boating, water skiing, fishing, snow skiing and more.
More than 30 parks, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 5 golf courses and the High Desert Mavericks Baseball Stadium and Conference Center, Silverwood Lake, Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Isabella, Lake Mead and the Colorado River offer incredible options for residents of Adelanto. Southern California's finest mountain skiing at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Snow Valley, Wrightwood/Mountain High, Mammoth Mountain, and June Mountain provide an incredible offering of both mountain winter sports, and beaches to the west.
San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and Sierra Nevada Mountains, Joshua Tree National Monument, East Mojave National Scenic Area, and Death Valley National Monument are all within reach of Adelanto.
If you love the outdoors, Adelanto puts nearly every type of weather and sport at your front door. You just hop in the car and you will soon be enjoying snow, sun, sand, rocks, hills, mountains, lakes, or whatever you desire.